Michigan News Digest

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

XGR–UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR

LANSING, Mich. — Former athletes and others who have alleged sexual abuse by deceased former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson could be allowed more time to file lawsuits under legislation proposed Wednesday. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Local health officials order students at Grand Valley State University to hunker down for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Developing.

SPORTS:

FBC–VIRUS OUTBREAK-BIG TEN

The Big Ten reverses course after sharp pressure from players, coaches, parents and the president and announces plans to play football this fall after all. The opening weekend will be Oct. 23-24 and each team will have an eight-day schedule. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

FBC–PAUL NEWBERRY-COLLEGE CHAOS

College football was never set up to deal with a pandemic. That’s why we see the Big Ten reversing course and deciding to play in the fall. And LSU coach Ed Orgeron conceding nonchalantly that most of his national championship team has contracted COVID-19. And games being canceled all across the country as the coronavirus spreads from campus to campus. This is utter madness, but pretty much what we’ve grown to expect from this mess of a sport. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

BBA–ROYALS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Brady Singer of the Royals takes on Tarik Skubal in a matchup of rookies. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

FBN–HALL OF FAME-2021 CLASS

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among 14 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 255 words.

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